Arrested cattle ship sails

Jan 20, 2003
Author: P&S

The Norwegian livestock carrier Coban, which was placed under arrest in East London harbour last week, has been released from judicial attachment and allowed to sail for Port Louis in Mauritius.

The ship was attached by the sheriff of East London, acting on a judgement made in respect to claims that payment totalling US386,000 for earlier shipments of cattle to Mauritius had not been paid. The ship, which was in East London harbour had already loaded 500 head of cattle from a farm at Fort Jackson in the Eastern Cape, when the High Court issued the order prohibiting the ship from sailing.

The urgent application had been brought by Seychelles Shipping Lines against Taurus International Ltd, a Mauritius offshore company as well as the ship Codan.

In a subsequent development the following day the High Court the bank account of a Fort Jackson cattle farm was attached to the amount of R2.7 million, on the basis that the court found there was a dispute of fact in the papers before the court.

* Picture courtesy Greg Hutson

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